Sunday, May 1, 2011

Catching Up in China: Nanjing Part 4

The Xu Garden and Presidential Palace were very beautiful, though we had a little trouble trying to get in.  We showed up the first time just after they stopped allowing in visitors. So we had to come back the next day, and though cold, it was worth it.  The garden was first constructed in sometime the in mid-1300's.  But it is most famous for being the place were Sun Yat-Sen was inaugurated as temporary president of the Republic of China in 1917.  It was the headquarters of many government groups when he Republic of China was officially established in 1927.
We sat at Sun Yat-Sen's desk and tried to look serious.  It's very hard for us.

On top of one of the bomb shelters

She was cold. And sad but cute.
The garden is most famous for these stone boats.  They are pretty cool.

And some more shots of cool things in the garden.

I don't remember who this is supposed to be, but he's not nearly as dashing as Ben

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